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78.9% of metro Atlanta residential housing inventory is eligible for down payment assistance – offsetting price and interest rate impact for aspiring homeowners
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- As metro Atlanta homebuyers encounter the challenging trifecta of sharply rising home prices, elevated interest rates and institutional investor depletion of starter home inventory, Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, released a comprehensive report on the 46 active metro Atlanta homebuyer assistance programs.
GreenLyne adopts FormFree’s Residual Income Knowledge Index to unlock greater inclusivity in mortgage lending
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that Inclusive-Finance-as-a-Service platform GreenLyne has enhanced its ability to help lenders identify home financing opportunities for underserved consumers with its adoption of FormFree's Residual Income Knowledge Index™ (RIKI™).
FormFree selected to HousingWire Tech100 for the ninth year
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced its inclusion in HousingWire's (HW's) annual Tech100 list for the ninth year. The HW Tech100 Mortgage Awards recognize the U.S. housing economy's most innovative and influential fintech companies and solutions.
Stack Sports Inks New Partnership with The Coaching Manual to Inspire and Educate Coaches and Players Around the World
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Stack Sports has announced a new multi-year partnership with The Coaching Manual, the world's premier digital soccer coaching platform, to further its mission of inspiring soccer coaches and players around the world through innovative technology partnerships.
FormFree sharpens focus on decentralizing and democratizing consumer access to credit with strategic divestiture of AccountChek
ATHENS, Ga., /ScoopCloud/ -- Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today heralded a new era for FormFree® following its strategic divestiture of asset-verification service AccountChek®. Moving forward, the fintech will focus on products that advance its mission to decentralize and democratize the way consumers understand their financial data and access credit opportunities. Eric Lapin, who joined FormFree in 2022 as chief strategy officer, will guide the company's next chapter as president.
HomeScout partners with Down Payment Resource to capture consumer demand for homebuyer assistance program information
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it has partnered with HomeScout LLC to help mortgage lenders generate and convert more leads by meeting heightened consumer demand for information about affordable pathways to homeownership.
Lawyer Eric J. Hertz, P.C. Files Four Cases Against Sterigenics on Behalf of Cobb County Homeowners
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Eric J. Hertz, P.C. Trial Attorneys in Atlanta, recently filed four additional property damage cases against Sterigenics. The firm is representing homeowners within a close radius of the plant that were adversely affected. The home values in this area were adversely affected due excessive emissions of a dangerous, cancer-causing chemical called Ethylene Oxide (EtO).
Steven Walther of Alliance Group Elected to FACC Board of Directors
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group announced that Steve Walther, Vice President of Sales & Distribution, has been elected to the FACC Board of Directors. Walther will bring with him decades of experience in the Life Insurance and Financial Services Industry, and a long track record of leading innovative and diverse teams of independent insurance agents and agencies across the country.
Down Payment Resource’s Q4 2022 Homeownership Program Index shows homebuyer assistance programs have increased in number for fifth consecutive quarter
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis of 2,351 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 1.82% from Q3 to Q4 2022.
Down Payment Resource presents Richmond Association of REALTORS® CEO Laura Lafayette with 2022 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it selected Laura Lafayette, CEO of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® (RAR), as the winner of its 2022 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.
GOALS Council Announces 2023 Chairperson and Three New Council Members
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- The GOALS Council, a strategic advisory council created by Stack Sports and youth soccer executives, has announced the appointment of Joel Dragan, the Executive Director of Florida Youth Soccer, as the 2023 Chairperson to head the GOALS Council.
Strategic Benefits Advisors offers guidance for plan sponsors as they seek to comply with landmark SECURE 2.0 retirement legislation
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) issued a statement today outlining provisions of the newly enacted SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0) that are likely to affect most medium to large retirement plan sponsors.
FormFree’s Brent Chandler named a 2023 Industry Titan by National Mortgage Professional
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that its founder and CEO Brent Chandler was featured in National Mortgage Professional's list of 2023 Industry Titans. The inaugural Industry Titans awards program recognized 24 of the most notable leaders in mortgage lending.
Down Payment Resource’s Rob Chrane honored by National Mortgage Professional’s inaugural Industry Titans award program
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that National Mortgage Professional (NMP) selected its Founder and CEO Rob Chrane to its first cohort of Industry Titans honorees. The 2023 Industry Titans award program recognizes influential leaders that have made impactful contributions to the housing finance industry.
Alliance Group Launches Living Benefits Awareness Month 2023 with Theme: GoFundYourself
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group launched their sixth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, to be observed throughout the month of January 2023. The industry-wide campaign, which takes place each January, aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance and the role it plays in protecting families' financial security.
Docsnap Partners with FlexCare Digital Health to Expand Services to Members, Families, Employers, Veterans, Medicare, and Medicaid Patients
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Docsnap, the first nationwide Consumer Health Utility, supports consumers leveraging their HIPAA rights to take ownership of all their medical records. Docsnap announced today its partnership with FlexCare Digital Health to expand access to quality healthcare services for members, families, employees, veterans, Medicare, and Medicaid Patient services.
Alliance Group recently announced the 2023 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group recently announced the 2023 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team as part of their upcoming sixth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month campaign. The Ambassadors will head up local grassroots campaigns and work alongside Alliance Group to spread education and awareness for Living Benefits Awareness Month in January 2023.
Eric Ojeda joins Alliance Group staff
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Atlanta-based Alliance Group, a national IMO, announces the hire of 25-year industry veteran Eric Ojeda as their new Director of Sales Enablement. Ojeda (MAM, LUTCF, ACS, SSRI, ALMI), who previously spent 22 years at Ameritas in their life insurance division, brings a wealth of experience to a fast-growing organization.
Alliance Group Expands Video Marketing Department with Hire of Assistant D/E
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group, an Atlanta-based insurance marketing organization, announced the hire of Josh Thompson as Assistant Director / Assistant Editor. The move comes as part of a recent series of personnel moves to reflect the company's growing needs as they continue to expand.
Capstone Logistics Named 2022 Top Food Chain Provider by Food Chain Digest
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been recognized as a 2022 "Top Food Chain Provider" by Food Chain Digest, the official magazine of Food Shippers of America (FSA). FSA brings together a community of supply chain and logistics professionals from the food and beverage industry and their suppliers to facilitate education and networking opportunities and improve supply chain efficiency.
Swift Homes Honored in IMN’s Single Family Rental Awards
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Information Management Network (IMN) recently announced its Single Family Rental (SFR) Awards and named Swift Homes to the shortlist for Online Marketplace of the Year. The awards celebrate excellence in the single-family rental industry.
Economic-Empowerment Nonprofit Launches Campaign to Raise Funds for Minority Women in Business
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Millionaire Mastermind Academy (MMA) has launched its Giving Tuesday Campaign to raise $150,000 through November 30, 2022, to support programming that uplifts minority women entrepreneurs through access to professional development, networking opportunities, and access to financial resources, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.
World of Illumination Returns to the Atlanta Metro Area for Third Consecutive Year of Holiday Magic
MARIETTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- World of Illumination, the producer of the world's largest drive-through animated light show, announced its lineup of new events for the 2022 holiday season and headlining the list is Marietta, Georgia. World of Illumination is constructing its larger-than-life holiday light show in the parking area of Six Flags White Water.
FormFree expands its verification of income and employment network through partnership with Truv
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® announced that it has partnered with Truv to enhance AccountChek®'s verification of income and employment (VOI/E) reporting capabilities with Truv's payroll provider network, expanding the modern convenience of electronically sharing payroll data with mortgage lenders to 120 million workers.
Depth Public Relations highlights 16 years of client success with new website unveiled at Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2022 annual conference
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Depth Public Relations (Depth), a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech) marked the 16th anniversary of its founding with the launch of a new website featuring testimonials from its treasured clients and industry partners during the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo 2022 in Nashville.
FormFree supports Freddie Mac’s launch of innovative underwriting enhancement that uses cash flow analysis to help increase home financing access
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that mortgage lenders will be able to use AccountChek® to help more lenders qualify more borrowers for home financing as a result of a recently announced Freddie Mac initiative that analyzes loan applicants' account transaction data as part of its automated underwriting system, Loan Product Advisor® (LPA℠).
Down Payment Resource releases Q3 2022 Homeownership Program Index
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), a technology provider helping the housing industry connect homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis of 2,309 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 1.6% from Q2 to Q3 2022.
FormFree’s AccountChek can now be used by mortgage lenders to satisfy Freddie Mac’s assessment of income requirement for loan applicants paid through ADP
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that mortgage lenders can now use AccountChek® to automate income assessment using Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor® (LPA℠) asset and income modeler (AIM) for borrowers who are paid through ADP.
Power of the Ballot Debate Watch Party and Comedy Show Set Off GOTV Mobilization Efforts with Celebrity Talents BPhlat, Erin Jackson and MESHELLE
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Call it the calm before the midterm election storm. Georgia Black Women's Roundtable (GA BWR) treated staff, volunteers, local and national leaders, and members of the community to a night filled with tasty food, great company, and a lot of laughter when they hosted a Power of the Ballot Debate Watch Party and Comedy Show this past Friday, October 14 at IBEW Local 613.
FormFree releases Residual Income Knowledge Index, an intelligent new system for assessing borrowers’ Ability to Pay, to lenders nationwide
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced the general availability of its Residual Income Knowledge Index, or RIKI. RIKI is an innovative method for measuring consumers' Ability-to-Pay (ATP) for mortgages and other loans based on monthly income and spending. When paired with traditional credit scoring models, RIKI offers lenders a more complete understanding of consumers' creditworthiness and creates homeownership opportunities for those with little to no credit history.
Investors Academy’s Youth Training Program Imparting Life Skills and Job Training for Local Youth in Atlanta
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Expanding The Investors Academy services to support more teens and young adults, the nonprofit's Youth Training Program shares life skills, on-the-job training and financial literary skills for youth ages 15 to 24. In its second summer, the program has been funded by the Fulton County Government, with partners including the City of Atlanta, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.
CEO Lee Duncan Marks 20 Years at Alliance Group
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group CEO Lee Duncan celebrated 20 years of service at the company on September 23rd. In his time at Alliance Group, the life insurance marketing organization has flourished, establishing themselves as a leading IMO for independent life insurance agents and agencies.
FormFree raises $55,000 for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia at its third annual Heroes Golf Classic
ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree® today announced that it raised $54,705 to benefit the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross at its annual Heroes Golf Classic charity golf tournament. Now in its third year, the September 9 event brought together volunteers and 84 at the Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course in Buford, Georgia to raise funds for local blood drives, humanitarian aid and educational programs.
San Antonio Board of REALTORS® implements Down Payment Resource to raise Realtor and homebuyer awareness of down payment assistance programs
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to provide its approximately 16,000 multiple listing service (MLS) subscribers with access to DPR's toolset that helps real estate agents connect clients with programs that can help save on down payments and closing costs.
Swift Homes Makes It Easy for Georgia Homeowners to Sell Their Homes Fast
ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Swift Homes, a nationally-recognized enterprise that facilitates home sales for customers across the United States, has worked on many transactions in the State of Georgia. The company is composed of experienced and highly knowledgeable individuals committed to helping homeowners sell their properties as swiftly as possible for competitive cash offers.